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Audrey – How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?

Audrey – How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?

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That was when the stress set in.  By that point, Nico looked like someone that came out of Auschwitz; he looked horrible.  He was about five-foot-ten, and he weighed under 100 pounds, so he had literally lost his hair, he was just in terrib... Show More

That was when the stress set in.  By that point, Nico looked like someone that came out of Auschwitz; he looked horrible.  He was about five-foot-ten, and he weighed under 100 pounds, so he had literally lost his hair, he was just in terrible, terrible shape.  He couldn’t speak, he couldn’t breathe on his own, he couldn’t eat, other than liquid injected through his stomach, and the insurance said, “All right, that’s it.  You’re not making enough progress, it’s time to go.”  And Magee fought with us as much as they could, and we fought as much as we could, and at the end of the day, there was nothing we could do.  So that was terribly stressful.  But, everyone at Magee had said, “People do get better when they go home.”  And, he did.  

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Audrey – How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?

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Son injured in 2009 at age 15, quadriplegic
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That was when the stress set in.  By that point, Nico looked like someone that came out of Auschwitz; he looked horrible.  He was about five-foot-ten, and he weighed under 100 pounds, so he had literally lost his hair, he was just in terrible, terrible shape.  He couldn’t speak, he couldn’t breathe on his own, he couldn’t eat, other than liquid injected through his stomach, and the insurance said, “All right, that’s it.  You’re not making enough progress, it’s time to go.”  And Magee fought with us as much as they could, and we fought as much as we could, and at the end of the day, there was nothing we could do.  So that was terribly stressful.  But, everyone at Magee had said, “People do get better when they go home.”  And, he did.  

Audrey – How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?
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